It's in spots, but I wouldn't be none surprised if some of them claims yielded as high as fifty thousand.
But Daylight, who had panned the spotted rim of Carmack's claim and shaken coarse gold from the grass-roots, and who had panned the rim at a hundred other places up and down the length of the creek and found nothing, was curious to know what lay on bed-rock.
The only two human beings of whom she spoke with any feeling were the Swede, Johnson, who had given her his claim, and Lena Lingard.
The claim on Hunker Creek took toll from its possessors.
But Gray could never forget that he had seemed to be, for a time, so close to the golden prize; and seven years after he had been set aside by the Western Union agreement, he reappeared with claims
that had grown larger and more definite.
One solitary town, Tampa Town, was able to put in a claim
in favor of its situation.
to marry well are not so contemptible as you represent them.
"Much stress has been laid upon the fact that the accused offered a very large reward for the knife with which this murder was done; that no thief came forward to claim
that extraordinary reward; that the latter fact was good circumstantial evidence that the claim
that the knife had been stolen was a vanity and a fraud; that these details taken in connection with the memorable and apparently prophetic speech of the deceased concerning that knife, and the finally discovery of that very knife in the fatal room where no living person was found present with the slaughtered man but the owner of the knife and his brother, form an indestructible chain of evidence which fixed the crime upon those unfortunate strangers.
Shrinking, naturally, from allowing her husband to be annoyed, and probably cheated as well, by any person who claimed
, however preposterously, a family connection with herself, it had been her practice, for many years past, to assist the captain from her own purse, on the condition that he should never come near the house, and that he should not presume to make any application whatever to Mr.
There is also a doubt concerning the pretensions of all those who claim
the honours of government: for those who found them either on fortune or family have nothing which they can justly say in their defence; since it is evident upon their principle, that if any one person can be found richer than all the rest, the right of governing all these will be justly vested in this one person.
I am happy to say that there appears to be no reason why your claim
should not be fully admitted."
He had found Lydgate, for whom he had the sincerest respect, under circumstances which claimed
his thorough and frankly declared sympathy; and the reason why, in spite of that claim
, it would have been better for Will to have avoided all further intimacy, or even contact, with Lydgate, was precisely of the kind to make such a course appear impossible.
From all of his Pack he may claim
Full-gorge when the killer has eaten; and none may refuse him the same.
Only by renouncing our claim
to discern a purpose immediately intelligible to us, and admitting the ultimate purpose to be beyond our ken, may we discern the sequence of experiences in the lives of historic characters and perceive the cause of the effect they produce (incommensurable with ordinary human capabilities), and then the words chance and genius become superfluous.
'Never mind,' and jumped out and told the coachman to wait--said he hadn't time to take anything to eat, he only had a little claim
against the government to collect, would run across the way, to the Treasury, and fetch the money, and then get right along back to Tennessee, for he was in considerable of a hurry.